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defense relations. and let me in particular welcome you to csis' new home here at 1616 rhode island avenue. i'm kathleen hicks, henry a. kissinger chair and director of the international security program here at csis, and i'm very pleased to have the honor of introducing today's guest speaker, and this is the chief of defense staff of canada, general lawson. he's had a long and distinguished career serving in his current position since october 2012. prior to his most recent promotion, he served as deputy commander at norad which is at peterson air force base this colorado, so he is no stranger to the importance of u.s./canadian defense cooperation. he has also held such distinguished positions as assistant chief of the air staff and commandant of the royal military college in kingston. he led the stand up of the strategic joint staff and has served as command oring officer -- commanding officer of 412 squadron based in ottawa. general lawson graduated from the military college of canada with a bachelor of science degree as well as a master of science in the electrical can engineering and w
of the last week or so ever since it was announced that china will establish a new air defense identification zone. now the defense ministry as we get from this new announcement over the east china sea say it is not an expansion of china's airspace. it is sadly not targeting any country specific defense ministry spokesman kong and shop modifying a press conference is going to be a cic is not a no fly zone its own expansion of china's territory as space is simply been established to calling him as a precaution to help china better defend its national and states on johnny day with a top story in the skin soft. ms jones said the east china sea air defense identification zone is essentially different from terror toil airspace were no fly zones. he will not affect the freedom of over apply to other countries aircraft based on international loss nor is it again did any specific country or target answering some people doubt on china's monitoring capabilities in the zone the spokesman said the military's determination to safeguard the security of national territory and tempo and pace are odd way for
and even some democrats considering the defense authorization bill. it does not look like that will get done this year. do you think there will be pressure next year to push for sanctions again in the house? i wanted to get your thoughts on the senator menendez proposal that would delay sanctions for six months. at the end of the agreement, they will see at that point of the sanctions are looming. i want to get your take on that. deal.r it is a workable >> we already have very robust sanctions on iran. each of the last two years the authorizing act has included very strict sanctions on iran, going after their banking industry. there are incredibly tough sanctions on them. that is why iran was willing to come to the table and have this discussion in the first place. to some degree, this ignores the very effective pressure we already have on them. putting more sanctions on at this point undermines the negotiations and the path toward a possible agreement, no guarantees to be sure, but possible agreement that would give us the confidence that iran would not have a nuclear weapon. that is a
in the past battling prostate cancer, macular degeneration and hearing loss. >>> defense secretary chuck hagel made a surprise trip to afghanistan to check in on our troops there. his presence may put an end to a stubborn standoff. secretary hagel received word from their defense minister that the stalled bilateral security agreement would be signed as they're saying now in a timely manner. >> the ministers all believe that it is in the interest of afghanistan to have that just as they recommended to have that bsa signed. >> secretary hagel took time to address concerns the u.s. is backing away from its leadership role in the middle east. connor powell has more on that from our mideast bureau. >> reporter: as tensions continue in the mideast, secretary of defense chuck hagel trying to reassure american allies in the persian gulf that the u.s. will continue to support its friends and partners in the region. hagel announced today the u.s. is open to selling advanced weapons like missile defense systems to u.s.-friendly nations. the move is seen as a way to counter iran's military ambitions. hage
it done now. also the farm bill, that includes the food assistance program, or snap, and the defense bill. the national defense authorization act. and budget negotiations, stephanie. this is one that everyone is watching. because the last time congress couldn't come to terms we saw that government shut down back in october. they would like to get some work done now to get some ground work laid, stephanie. >> a lot of important stuff to deal with and not a lot of time. libby thank you. >>> mexican authorities are searching for a stolen truck carrying extremely dangerous radioactive material. it was taken on monday. it's not clear how much of the material was in the truck or who may have stolen it. cobalt 60 is used in cancer treatments but could also be used in a dirty bomb. >>> vice president joe biden is in china, but they haven't spoken publicly about the air defense zone over the china sea. however, there was an editorial accusing the u.s. of taking japan's side. biden and the chinese president did talk about improving relations between the two countries. >>> u.s. and other nato leader
the minister of defense, the well guarded building, there are check points at most of the roads that lead to this area. they charmed the gate, and then it was split into two groups one went to the military hospital, the other went to the ministry of defense building. there were sounds of explosions. this is what happened. they managed to get where some of the biggest on the ground. president is seen here meeting with top military commanders. and his government is accused of failing to restorieses ability to a country beset by violence and poverty. there's been no claim of responsibility. launched many attacks killing scores of soldiers. the u.s. has intensified drone operations in yemen. killing many al quaida commanders with tough group remains active in the south, where it enjoys tribal protection. there's been a large explosion. opposite national oil company headquarters. the company in central nigeria, all attackers opposite the oil company went up in flames. not clear at this stage where there are any casualties. >> gunman have shot dun an american teacher. it happened while the man
. and there is increasing concern about the new air defense zone that china has declared over disputed territory in the east china sea. joining me now to discuss this and more, former cia and nsa director michael hayden, and, general, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> good morning, chris. >> do you look at the new six-month deal with iran as a reasonable first step to test their intentions or do you worry that it leaves too much of iran's nuclear activity and infrastructure in place? >> well, it is not like we had a whole lot of good choices with regard to iran and their nuclear program, chris. and i'm willing to let this deal kind of run. but let's be honest with ourselves, all right. we have accepted iranian uranium enrichment. there is no question about that. that's a different red line than we used to have. i understand that. that may be a result of the facts that have changed on the ground. >> let me stop you for a second. because john kerry would sit here right now and he would say there is nothing in the agreement, we do not recognize their right to enrich. >> well, actually, it says in the
news hour live from london. coming up, dozens killed in an attack on the defense ministry in yemen. >> a call for stability from tie land's king on his 86th burt day. >> claims the u.s. government gathers 5 billion records a day on mobile phone locations. >> the united nations secure council is due to vote this hour on how to deal with the escalating crisis in the central african republic. heavy fighting has broken out in the capital between muslim fighters and christians who support the ousted president. aljazeera has seen at least 25 bodies inside hospital. when rebels took over, they plunged into this situation. >> the forces say they are very much in control of the capital now and they are spaced just outside the main hospital here where the injured and dead are brought. the fighters have told us that more than a thousand militia, the vigilantes, mainly christian militia carried out the attacks this morning have been killed or run away. let's just take a look inside the hospital. you can see the injured people who are being, many mainly by doctors without borders. we have seen
this point real quick, pedro. china has unilaterally declared an air defense identification zone over the east china sea. part of that extends over the sun -- part of that extends over the senkaku islands, which china and the ban -- and japan are debating over who owns it. i was in japan a couple of weeks ago. i got to meet with folks from the government and the japanese parliament, as well as going to okinawa and visit some of the military facilities out there. the u.s. is positioned on these senkaku islands, and they fall under the u.s.-japan treaty because japan has demonstrated control over the senkaku islands. -- has administrative control over the senkaku islands. withchina is trying to do the air defense identification zone is to argue that japan has administrative control over the airspace and those islands. on the one hand, president obama ordered the military to fly b-52 bombers, they were arty planning -- already planning to go through there, but he went through with it to signify that they do not recognize it. it is a problem that unlike , japan and the republic of south k
of islands. china declared its air defense zone includes the air space over them. biden made it clear that the dispute is an international concern. >> we, the united states, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. >> before joe biden arrived defense officials issued a statement reaffirming china's claim on the area. >> protesters in thailand are cleaning up the mess from demonstrations. helping to tidy the street before the king's birthday. demonstrators would suspend their protest out of respect for the king, but would resume after ceremonies honouring him. they want the prime minister to resign. >>> protesters in ukraine are threatening to tighten the blockade around government buildings. they are occupying a key plaza in the capital. the demonstrators are persisting after a no confidence vote in the current government failed. we have this report from kiev. >> this was the day when the crowds marched from independence square to ukraine's parliament. this is what stopped them. if the protesters thought the police had abandoned
, chinese defense officials issued a statement reaffirming the military claim on the area. >> protesters in thailand are cleaning up the mess, hoping to tidy up the streets. a leader said demonstrations would be suspended out of respect for the king, but would resume for the ceremony honouring him. they want the prime minister to resign. >>> it's music to their ears, professional musicians getting health insurance for the first time. why some are jumping on the obamacare bandwagon. >>> a new way to plan for the golder years. 401k advisors with a different domestic philosophy. >> and one of the most chaotic places on earth. you are looking live at the christmas tree in new york city. the tree will be lit tonight. tÑ >>> you're waking up to a live look at denver international airport where the snow is falling and more is on the way. >> good morning to you and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. the possible pitfalls in what is a popular way to save for retirement. first, let's check out what the temperatures are doing across the nation. meteorologist nicole mitchell. >
security and spoke with chinese officials. tensions rose when china expanded the air defense zones to include the islands. both powers have a stake in preserving international security. >> china's recent announcement of the establishment of the air defense zone has caused significant apprehension management region. i was firm in my conversations with the president. >> a pact between the two powers is vital for the asian pacific. he's heading to see yes, the final stop on his far east trip. >> up to 5 billion cell phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked credential. users of facebook, yahoo twitter could be affected. 16,000 accounts were hacked that use
dollar budget. that is a bit over what sequester would be. it would give defense more money than was anticipated. defense would suffer some sequester. this deal does not involve extending unemployment insurance and new revenue. yourwondering if you in caucus over there, whether or not you would be willing to support such a heel for defense, even if it did not include revenue, even if it did not include money for extending unemployment insurance. >> is not an insignificant increase because the sequestration levels for all discretionary is 957 billion. if you get it up to trillion -- 43 million that is a increase -- 43 billion increase. while it is not exactly something i would want, it is certainly better than living under government shutdowns in acr. presented adamor smith on our newsmakers program tomorrow at 10:00 and 6:00. you can also see it on our website. the secretary of state john kerry is speaking this afternoon in washington dc at the brookings institution, talking about issues related to the middle east. you can see that live today at four clock. to addressbama set the
air defense identification zone which includes the air space over the islands saying foreign airlines must now warn china of their flight plans before entering air space many the east china sea. now, remember, the china/japan rivalry goes back, oh, a thousand years? the japanese see this as a sign of chinese aggression and are furious. this morning in a news conference with japan's prime minister, vice president biden warned that beijing risks a potentially dangerous confrontation with japan and its allies, which, of course, means us. >> we, the united states, are deeply concerned by the attempt to unilaterally change the status quo in the east china sea. this action has raised regional tensions and increased the risk of accidents and miscalculation. >> anonymously, white house advisers have been more candid. one adviser told -- one adviser to president obama told "the new york times," "it's pretty clear this isn't really about the islands. it's about a desire of some in china to assert themselves that-in ways that until recently they didn't have the military capability to make real.
: china and japan claim islands in the sea and tensions rose when they declared an air defense zone over the area and biden will raise concerns over the risk of miss calculation with chinese leaders in a few days. and healthcare.gov is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales
. the ministry of defense is the most important building in yemen. that's why you have the office of the president, the office of the minister of defence, and the top hierarchy of the army. this is a country that is in conflict all the time. the president has to go and talk about the situation in the north. the movement in the south, al qaeda, which has been gaining ground in the center. it's a well fortified area for us. we are the top advisors of the president. you go through tough security checks there, and it's really in a very crowded area in the very center of the town of sana. getting into that facility is almost impossible. initial reports that we are getting is that it was a coordinated attack. it was a suicide bomber targetting a gait. then fighters went through the eastern gait, and stormed the building. we were talking to officers as we speak. we are trapped and the situation is delicate. there's also a hospital there. that's where the former president was treated when he was attacked in a suicide bombing attack in the mosque. now, who could potential by -- >> exactly,
. >> twenty-five soldiers were killed in a suicide attack at the yemen defense three. a car bomb wait went off. shortly after the bombing gunmen opened fire. no one has claimed responsibility. the interim government has had ongoing problems with al qaeda linked groups and northern rebels. >> secretary of state john kerry is meeting with the palestinian officials hoo today. nick joins us live from jerusalem with more on kerry's visit. >> kerry arrives with a huge agenda. pushing forward middle east peace. before he talks about peace he needs to reassure israel over iran. today a chummy secretary of state gave an unambiguous report, the u.s. has israel's back. >> the bond between the united states and israel is unbreakable. occasionally we may have a dinse of a tactical measure we do not have a difference about the fundamental strategy that we seek with respect to the security of israel. >> kerry us used the word ten ts in seven minutes it freezes iran's nuclear program. but kerry says they share a long term goal to dismantle their nuclear capacity. >> we'll consult closely and continually w
an air defense zone which the u.s. and japan and other allies are refusing to recognize. biden says he will raise the issue with the chinese president when they get together thursday. though he has been told to leave the country twice, president obama's uncle now gets to stay. >>> and drink on the house courtesy of your state department. the grapevine is next. ale annou] here's a question for you. if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the answer is... 3 million homes. by 2030, investments in energefficiency could help americans save $300 billion each year. take the energy quiz. energy lis here. [ alarm sound for malfunctioning printer ] [ male announcer ] you've reached the age where you've learned a thing or two. [ metal clanks ] ♪ this is the age of knowing what you're made of. so why let erectile dysfunction get in your way? [ gears whirring ] talk to your doctor about viagra. 20 million men already have. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do no
away. >> china has been telling the u.s. vice president that his air defense zone in the east china sea is within international law. joe biden is in budget, having talks before heading to sea. washingt washington is refusing to recognise the zone. china wants everyone to tell them flight plans when they fly through it. robert mcbride is in hong kong. >> as joe biden wrapped up a difficult and sometimes tense visit to china, it was the issue that wouldn't go away. the controversy over the air defence zone. joe biden said it was causing comprehension among joe biden's neighbours, reiterating a supposition position that they were opposed to it. he revealed in talks with yingluck shinawatra, when it came to the issue, despite the smiles and friendship that exists between the two men, he was direct in putting forward america's position. china fired back in this verbal war of words, with a comment from the foreign ministry when they said they were straight forward in outlining china's position and it was within international law for china to adopt the zone. until the end of the visit the issu
is voicing the u.s.'s deep concern over china's null declared defense zone over the east china sea. the vice president telling the leader the u.s. will not recognize that zone. >> china's recent and sudden announcement of the establishment of new air defense identification zone has, to state the obvious, caused significant apprehension in the region. i was very direct about our firm position and our expectations in my conversations with president ji. >> both japan and china claim to have sovereignty over that disputed region. >>> according to documents from nsa leaker edward snowden the agency is gathering close to 5 billion records every day on the whereabouts of cell phones worldwide. that means the nsa can track the movements of individuals and map their relationships as well. the agency's database can reportedly store information about hundreds of millions of devices. >>> president obama is turning his attention no to income and equality. he says the federal deficit is under control and doesn't present a serious threat to the economy but he says the gap between the rich and the poor is a
with regularity. with the exception of public calendars, there are standing meetings for the secretary of defense, state, and the treasury this president has, but he meets with other secretaries in one on ones and small groups all the time. i would note that those calendars may never show a meeting i have with the president. i had to yesterday. that is how it works. >> a final question on nelson mandela. what people will be thinking about, when we consider the life of nelson mandela and the challenges that exist in our own country, what lessons can washington learn? i know you had conversations in the white house and what you think the message we can learn is. >> i think the president put it very well yesterday in the remarks he made when he was in south africa earlier this year about the remarkable example that nelson mandela set when he was released from prison and made clear that he would embrace those the jail him, and he would seek those to help build a south africa that judged every person by his or her character and not by his or her skin color. i think that spirit of reconciliation that t
issues like syria also unlike the contentious missile defense system he in europe and russia doesn't like a dope but they're also going to be looking along with the other night and countries and areas of mutual cooperation because relations has been very frosty as of late. they got to go place to boost the partnerships in combating piracy in combating drug trafficking even working areas of mutual consent so that is going to be a fairly import meeting. but they're also going to be talking about afghanistan began with russia. many of the former sidekick countries like kyrgyzstan tajikistan uzbekistan are all not northern border. they still have very good relations with russia russia does not want to see the security situation to de stabilize the taliban again making inroads into those countries said this is one area one of the very few areas where russia us nato policy really come together there is very much a unified vision on what should be happening the sea and mixed it in afghanistan from russia the us at night or homemade think he'll get appreciated that so chris pine and dad bought te
headlines, vice president joe biden says china's new air defense zone over the east china sea is causing significant apprehension. he's in beijing meeting with the country's top leaders. biden says he expressed washington's firm position and expectations regarding the zone. the air space is over a disputed island chain claimed by both china and japan. biden will be heading to seoul, the last stop on his asian tour. >>> john kerry is meeting with benjamin netanyahu. kerry will try to push the mideast peace process forward and meet with president mahmoud abbas in the west bank later today. >>> new developments in the massive yarnell hill fire. it killed 19 elite firefighters last year. it accused the administration of forestry of failing to have a proper plan to combat that forest fire. they've been fined more than $500,000 for workplace violations during the tragedy and has 15 days to appeal. >>> they've wrapped up the rape investigation of jameis winston. a news conference is scheduled to are this afternoon. winston is a leading candidate for the heisman trophy. many voters are waiting t
declares an air defense zone, and the other respond aggressively in the view of the first side and you get a spiral of escalation. what is different is in the cold war we had no ties with the soviet union. they were audiologically opposed. they had a closed-off economy, they were politically and militarily opposed. with china, we depend on china. every object we pick up says made in china, and china depends on us. what we have here is a situation in which our economic interests, our political interests in many areas, our interests in solving global problems like climate change and piracy are aligned. what we need to do is create diplomatic channels that find ways to resolve the territorial issues without letting it spin out of control. if you think about world war i, nobody wanted to go to war. but, you know, there was a fascination in serbia, and as it escalated, the sort of logic of alliance meant that they ended up in a conflict. that is what secretary of state john kerry is trying to prevent. >> your foreign policy service, your greatest fame may have come from an article in "the at la
remote islands in the seas, separating them. china's announcement of an air defense zone raised tensions to new levels. >> this is very delicate position. it has to strike a careful balance between reassuring and trying to restrain, you know, out of china, but trying to cooperate with china. >> biden is perhaps the best person in the current u.s. administration for doing business are china's xi jinping. even before she became president both sides nurtured the relationship between the two men. analysts question how much it will counselled, given the sensitivities of the disputes. >> xi jinping would like to take a tougher stand on foreign policy issues to shore up his popularity, and the senkakku islands or the diaoyu island islands dispute is very sensitive in chine ha. leaders cannot afterward to be weak in dealing with japan or the united states. >> biden's visit is seen as tangible evidence of the u.s. pivot. it's a strategy recovering from the recent debacle at the apec meeting of regional leaders, a meeting that the u.s. president withdrew from at the last minute because of his dome
like to sow get tackled, including the defense spending bill and food stamps and agriculture agenda. and he's trying to push congress to extend unemployment benefits. long-term unemployment benefits set to expire on the 28th. they give 18 months of benefits to americans out of work. and if congress doesn't act it drops down to 18 months or less than that. >> christmastime is no time to tell 1 million of americans that they have lost their unemployment insurance which is what will happen if congress does not act before they leave on holiday vacation. >> now congress is on track, tony, to have a historically low number of laws put into action this year. we're looking at 60 so far. house speaker john boehner, leader of the republicans and house overall had this push back against democrats who he's blaming for the lack of action. >> the house has passed nearly 150 bills this congress that the united states senate has failed to act on. many of them would help our economy and boost job creation. nearly 150 bills passed by this house yet to be acted on by the senate. >> regardless of the f
was that despite the fact that he remained if you will, loyal and defensive of those who supported the antiapartheid movement, he didn't give into the radical id y ologies of some of those people. his move transitioned peacefully because he compromise d and reached out pragmatically to declerk, the last president of apartheid south africa. they struck a deal where by civil rights and democracy came immediately. property rights were respected. a truth of reconciliation commission established under archbishop tutu which allowed south africans of all races to confront their past, but without recriminations that would have made relations poisonous. which was independence, freedom and democracy and equality for all south africans. i think that's really the example of his statesman ship and his vision. >> absolutely. south africa could never have gotten there without all those things you just pointed out. thanks so much. >> years ago, you in new york had an experience to spend time with nelson mandela. >> i did. there was a town hall meeting, i helped book hundreds of people in harlem wh
tensions. >> guest: china has developed an air defense identification which the administration has told our military to ignore and the faa to bring into effect so if you run a commercial airliner you have to take this into account and respond to the chinese. i'm not sure exactly how that works. our military side is not recognizing that. china will try to resort itself in the south china sea. i think we all knew this was happening. they wanted to expand and that is what is happening right now. they are going to push further and a little bit further and a little bit further. every time and this is once again much harder than the iran deal. there's a huge part of our economy and they are becoming more westernized and mort capitalistic while at the same time our military in building the military up and away where it's purely targeted at the american military. they are building their military up in a protective way against everybody. they are building specific weapon systems that would take out america -- >> host: how should the united states respond? >> guest: by not recognizing it read the def
of their message. one day they send b-52s on freedom of navigation exercise into the air defense identification zone, then the next day they kind of shift gears in terms of commercial aviation and mix their talking points up with our allies in tokyo. i think all of that they had to dial in and fix just a bit. but we're not going to know the results of what he did for weeks and months. for example, if tension is lessened, if a dialogue ensues between tokyo and beijing, if we come up with the way to alleviate tension and roll back incidents if they occur in the region, then i think he ought to consider it a success. fw it remains a very red hot zone in terms of the number of reconnaissance missions and surveillance missions, that's where the danger lies today. you have six countries doing surveillance and reconnaissance missions in a very compact piece of geography. you up the possibility of an incident quite substantially. >> what are you doing tomorrow at 3:00? want to fill in for tour'e? >> don't tell tour'e. >> thanks for being with us. he changed his country but inspired a generation to chan
the establishment of an east china sea air defense at innovation -- identification zone. this appears to be provocative attempt to change the status quo in east. >> we go live to the house. --the republic of korea votes on postpone questions will be taken later. for what purpose of the gentlemen of texas seek recognition? --i moved to pass the bill the space launch extension act. >> the title of the bill -- >> a bill to extend the application of certain space launch liability provisions through 2014. >> pursuant to the rule, the government -- the gentlemen from texas and the gentlewoman from texas will be controlled 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. >> we have five adjustment of days to revise or extend the remarks into include material on hr-3527. >> the gentleman is recognized. >> the bill we consider today provides the stability for nations provider so they can remain competitive in the international market. the bill extends the existing system that requires commercial launch providers to purchase insurance up to the maximum probable loss. it provides that
is secretary of defense in the white house meeting. a nice middle east gentleman comes up. it's nice to see you. gates said who is that? and sir it's mike levin our secretary of health and human services. [laughter] remember these guys aren't getting a ton of face time in the oval office with president obama. >> that brings up the tweet from ron. short answer little about the access. obama is micromanager. ask john kerry. >> guest: that's interesting. i'm not sure it proves the tweeter's case. kerry has been given a fairly wide leash when it comes to the white house or taken one. it's a little bit hard to say which. he's been an active secretary of state so far. seeking to reopen middle east peace talk. most think there's little chance of brail through there. he's dealing with the headache of getting an arrangement force to remind in afghanistan. he's negotiating syria peace talks. negotiating the iran deal. kerry is out there and probably impossible micromanagement him. >> i believe it was "politico" that rep
's defense fund said the most heinous things about us. that's one side of the argument. the other side of the argument is that and this is -- something i'm debating between myself so please some acting so shocked and stunned. there are real policy -- >> i'm trying to understand. >> i just explained the first part to you. people like you said we were hateful human beings back in 1996. >> for the record i was in favor of that and we did it before bill clinton. >> the second part really quickly is, second part is this is a recession unlike most recessions, and i can tell you when my father was unemployed in the recession in the early 1970s and getting $40 a week for mississippi for unemployment benefits and got one bag of groceries and fill up one tank of gas, if somebody had told us over that year and a half and my danielle adams was driving around the southeast with all of us trying to find a job, somebody said we'll do you a favor and cut off your unemployment benefits we would say thank you so much but we're good. and my danielle adams -- my danielle adams was working his ass off. we
. caller: i think the only thing that is likely to get through is the defense authorization act. we will see what gets included. one thing we will be watching is to see whether any legislation sanctioning iran is added to that bill. the administration is doing everything it can to prevent congress from doing that but a lot of members are still interested in adding sanctions to iran. another thing to watch for is the farm bill. if they cannot get a deal they are going to have to extend existing -- finally the senate are here for and asked her week. they will look at a lot of nominations, particularly after the filibuster changes republicans ran through a couple of weeks ago. chairwoman of the federal reserve, jackie ellen. host: another -- a number of articles suggest this is the most unproductive congress ever. why is it so hard to get anything done on capitol hill? caller: it is divided government. you have the senate run by democrats, the house run right the house run by republicans. leadership for a longtime hasn't really been able to completely control their members. there is a
tensions, that he is critical of the air defenses own, trying to leave room for talks. tell us about what is going on here and what your take on it is. guest: the chinese administration has told our thetary tour -- to ignore commercial airliner that you are flying in on that you have to take into account, responding to the chinese -- i am not sure exactly how it works. is notitary side recognizing it. china is going to try to put themselves in the south china sea, exhorting themselves over japan and our allies in that region and i think we need to stop it. we have been talking about china since i have been in congress, wanting to expand, and that is what is happening right now. i think they will push a little bit further and a little bit further every time. once again, this is much harder than the iran deal. china is a huge part of our economy and they are becoming more westernized and more capitalistic aisle at the same time building their military up in a way where it is purely targeted at the american military. in aing their military up protective way against everybody , but also speci
2:00 when whooper unified reefing by defense secretary chuck hagel and martin dempsey and the joint chiefs of staff. >> we want to welcome for the first century table, congressman duncan hunter has its own house and. and they begin with the orang nuclear deal. in the "washington post" this morning, this is how they begin their story. at a beirut come a surge of diplomacy and outburst of violence in the day since world powers reached a deal with tehran illustrate the promise and peril of what could be the start of a more peaceful area in the middle east. or the beginning of a new round of bloodletting. which do you think it is? >> i don't think anything has changed. they're both probably completely wrong. you will have every infield for the last decade. even if they stop short of being able to enrich to a nuclear capability, they'll still be building up their ballistic missiles and ability to reach further and further in his southeast europe in different parts of israel. even if they stop the enrichment capability just short of what is permissible under this new deal, they'll be able
them pass a big defense policy bill they have been passing by the end of every year. this year they risked not passing it for the first time in more than five decades. >> talk about the latest jobs report. because that's pretty good news there, elise. 203,000 jobs added last month. unemployment rate down.3% to 7%. a five-year low. how much of a boost is this for president obama? >> in a way it's a huge boost. this is the third straight month of solid growth. growth across all sectors is great for the president. however, the debate we're watching now is whether unemployment benefits will continue. republicans immediately responded to that jobs report by saying hey, maybe we need to ease up on some of this federal health we've been giving to unemployed. democrats don't want to see that happen. they're ready to see this through before the end of the year when unemployment benefits would expire for about 1.3 million people. that would come around the holidays which would make it very difficult. i think that's what we're watching right now, how will this unemployment benefits packag
's a self-defense guide for seniors against financial abuse. it's one thing not to have the money, it's another to have that money taken away and how important that is. i totally concur in that regard. >> back to the polling for a second, another thing that struck me as interesting was just how focused people were in paying off their debt. as opposed to -- you know, carrying a little bit of credit card debt or student loan debt was a lot worse than, let's say, saving for retirement or building a nest egg, a six-month nest egg, and i just thought that was so fascinating. do you all see that as a change, and is that because of the political climate, the emphasis on debt? has that also been there? >> what's new is student debt. people are entering adulthood with what might be considered a crushing burden, which affects them psychologically. the amount of debt people start off with has risen considerably. it's a marriage problem. also i think you go back a long way, it was harder to accumulate debt. now it's easy. that's part of the culture of thrift. i think the levels of student debt is
and that they are free and often do trade stocks in the same defense companies. there was a study done in the journal of quantitative economics a few years ago where they looked at the stock portfolios of u.s. senators and what they found in the academic study was that the average american underperforms the stock market with the stock investment and the hedge fund beat it by 8% a year and by 12% a year so the question was always are these guys all incredibly brilliant investors or is there something else going on and i think that we all come to the idea of we don't have to deviate that very long. basically what happened is that the book came out and a 60 minutes did an excellent story on it. there was something that gathered steam called the stock act. it's not a bill that i was a big fan of because but it basically did is said yes inside trading was illegal for members of congress. the problem is that you are counting on the securities and exchange commission to enforce this and given that congress sets their budget, the fcc commissioners get confirmed by the senate they are just not going to enforc
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